THE REALITY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT – (PART FOUR)

For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect – Hebrews 10:1

LIGHT FOR NOW: In Christ, there is no record of sin.

The Old Testament was a ministration of condemnation but the New Testament is a ministration of life. John chapter 5 verse 24 confirms this. It reads, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life”. The reason for the law was to declare man guilty and pave way for punishment. The Law makes the work of Christ very simple and straightforward. The Law brought the knowledge of sin. Romans chapter 5 verse 13 says, “For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law”. In the death of Christ, the punishment for all sinners was fulfilled. Romans chapter 10 verse 4 buttresses this truth. It reads, “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. Christ fulfilled the requirements of the Law. Christ ended the law. To end is to fulfill. It is to satisfy the requirement of payment for something. Christ is the fulfillment of the Law. The death of Christ satisfied the law. Jesus paid for the demands of the Law. Christ fulfilled the law. It therefore becomes illegal to punish a man in Christ the second time.

In Christ, all a man receives is blessings. A man in Christ does not have any generational curse to break. He is a generation away – he in Christ. The New Testament is the fulfillment of all that was required of man by Christ. The Old Testament was written in ink but the New Testament is written in the life, death, blood and sacrifice of Christ for us. A believer in Christ is the product of the New Testament. He is the justification of Christ. A believer in Christ is the justified. Under the Old Testament, sin was recorded. The Book of Chronicles proves this. In the New Testament, there is no such record of sin. The New Testament found David righteous through his faith in Christ. There was no record of David and Bathsheba. The only thing the New Testament testifies of is a good report. The blood of Jesus does not keep record of sin. Jesus received all the sin of man and grants every believer righteousness.  The sinless man was made sin so that the sinful man could be made righteous. The one-time death of Christ on the cross took care of the problem of sin eternally. The New Testament is in the blood of Christ.

INSTRUCTION: Stay in the New Testament.

PRAYER: I am a product of the New Testament in the blood of Christ. I am in the reality of the person of Jesus, in Jesus Name.  Amen.

QUOTE: The New Testament is in the blood of Christ.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 31; EVENING: 1 PETER CHAPTER 1

Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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